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Seven New World Wonders To Be Announced

Moscow's Kremlin complex (RFE/RL) July 7, 2007 -- Seven new world wonders elected in a global Internet vote will be announced today in Lisbon.

More than 70 million votes arrived via the Internet and SMS messages, in what is being billed as the first global democratic vote.

However, the competition has come under criticism from art experts and the United Nations, which says it's not sufficient to recognize the emotional value of certain sites.

(compiled from agency reports)

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